J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Weekly Sale of Prime Hoggs & Cast Sheep, Tuesday 10th January 2023

Prime Hoggs

There was an entry of 938 prime hoggs forward at J36 which saw the trade inline with other markets as the demand for prime hoggs is currently limited following the festive period, with number of prime hoggs continuing to come forward as with vendors understandably wanting sheep off the land. There was an overall market average of 215p/kg with 45-50kg hoggs averaging 225p/kg. A consignment of Beltex hoggs from GM&A Jackson, Little Eccleston sold 44kg lambs to £132 and 43kg to £130 with Texels from the same home to £126. Heavy weight hoggs sold to a top of £129 for Suffolks from JH Towers & Sons, Tunstall. Continentals sold to £129 from LM Berry, Cartmel Fell followed by other Continentals to £127 from RD Holland & Co, Millom. Plenty more heavy weights sold in the region of £120. Mule peaked at £112.50 from P Whitton & Son, Burneside followed by others to £112 from EW&JR Parkinson, Dunsop Bridge.

Cast Sheep

464 ewes were forward selling to a very similar trade to the previous week with smaller leaner ewes a pound or two less, Texels sold to a top of £160 from H Chapman & Son, Middleton with pure bred ewes regularly selling at £140 to £150. Leicester ewes sold to £122 from K Smith, Kendal. Mule ewes sold to a top of £146 from KA Richards & Son, Howgill. The best end Mules were regularly selling at the £110-£115 mark, fit medium ewes were £85-£90. Mashams sold to a top of £110 from MA&JA Winn, Burneside. A weathered show of hill ewes were forward, Rough Fells sold to £79 from EJ Hodgson & Son, Lambrigg with other pens selling to £72 from RJ&OB Simpson, Longsleddale, Swaledales topped at £72 from SJ&J Hodgson & Son, Colton.
Cast rams were forward in more numbers, Leicester sold to £148 with Texels selling to £140 from JC Dunning, Orton. A lot of rams forward were showing signs of the weather and these types were meeting a little less demand.

Top Prices

Prime Hoggs:

Beltex: £132 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage. Continental: £129 Long Garth, £127 Low Lowscales Farm, £120 Salisbury Farm. Suffolk: £129 Tunstall Hall, £122 Low Shaw Farm, £115 Poppy Farm, £112 Tunstall Hall, £112 Low Shaw Farm. Texel: £126 Little Eccleston Hall, £123 Hazelslack Tower Farm, £121 Brown Brook, £120 Silverdale Drive, £116.50 Salisbury Farm, £114.50 High Tennant Farm. Cheviot: £117 Green head, £109.50 Hight Tennant Farm, £109 Green Head, £101.50 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £100 Slack Farm, £100 The Old Vicarage. Mule: £112.50 Hight Tennant Farm, £112 Hareden Farm, £104.50 High Tennant Farm, £104 Greaves Farm, £103 Yoad Pot, £100.50 High Tennant Farm. Zwartble: £103 Woodside, £93 Somme Avenue. Scotch Blackface: £90 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage. Herdwick: £77 Green Cottages. Swaledale: £76 Yoad Pot, £75 Greaves Farm, £65 Saddlers Croft,£55 Skelwith Fold Farm. Rough Fell: £70 Boundary Beck, £70 New House Farm.

Cast Ewes:

Texel: £160 Millbeck, £138 High Underbrow Farm, £129, £128 Benson Hall, £124, £122 St Annes Farm. Mule: £146 Crook O Lune Farm, £100 Benson Hall, £98 Salisbury Farm, £97 Westmorland Chapel Farm, £96 Yoad Pot, £94 Crook O Lune. Beltex: £134 High Underbrow Farm, £100 Benson Hall. Dorset: £130 Benson Hall, £110, £106 Four Lane Ends Farm. Leicester: £122 Meadow Wood, £120 The Borrans, £118 Yoad Pot, £116, £106 White, £94 White House. Zwartble: £118 Benson Hall. Charollais: £116 The Borrans. Masham: £107 High Underbrow Farm, £100 Lambrigg Head Farm, £88 High Swinklebank Farm. Horned: £83 Rose Cottage. Continental: £82 Lambrigg Head Farm. Rough Fell: £79 Lambrigg Head Farm, £72 High Swinklebank Farm. Swaledale: £73 Tottlebank.

Cast Ram:

Leicester: £148, £120 Middle Sadghyll, £108, £85 White House. Texel: £140 Westmorland Chapel Farm. Zwartble: £98 Somme Avenue. Rough: £86 The Park, £84 Boundary Beck. Suffolk: £82 Tarn Foot, £70 Meadow Oaks. Swaledale: £80 Fellside Farm. Gritstone: £76 The Park. Herdwick: £76 Long Garth.

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